This posting is a departure from the issues pertaining to Northern Dogs.
The recent Pig Farm fires necessitate that immediate action be taken in order to put an end to the incredible suffering and excruciating pain that the Pigs endured.
Imagine yourself trapped inside a burning structure, unable to escape. Imagine the panic, imagine the searing hot smoke and flames filling your own lungs. Imagine that no one is there to make your rescue possible. Imagine yourself fighting to cram your too large body through the too small bars of your holding cell, imagine feeling the weight of your companions crushing you, your flesh tearing from sharp hooves clammering for escape, imagine the pitiful screams of pain from yourself and others around you. Are you terrified….you should be….would you wish this on any living creature….I surely pray to God that you would not.
It has been proven that pigs are highly intelligent creatures, even moreso than man’s Best Friend, the dog.
Many of these pig farm operations DO NOT have in place proper sprinkler systems, smoke alarms or fire alarms. Perhaps considered too costly by some pig producers yet the government doles out funding to such operations.
It is bad enough what these intelligent sentient beings must endure , confined to crowded barns, steel birthing cells,
piglets never being allowed to venture from their steel enclosures; mothers barely able to move in what has been their
living quarters likely from birth.
Below is a link that will open your eyes and hopefully enable you to act in support of these tortured animals who through no fault of their own were burned alive. Additional links will provide more of the pictures which, for those with a conscience, will horrify you.
The pictures are very graphic and the explanations equally distubing.
PLEASE urge our government to carry out inspections of such pig farms to ensure safety measures are in place PRIOR to handing out their cheques!!!